Mizpah Jewelry and Friendship
The friendship coin or Mizpah coin, as it is also known,
make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. Mizpah
jewelry consists of two separated pieces of one coin.
The two parts of the coin are worn as Mizpah necklaces
or Mizpah charms by each of the two friends.
Mizpah jewelry is usually given as a gift from one of
the people in a relationship to the other:
*Parents and children
The Mizpah Coin Meaning
Mizpah" refers to "watchtower," a place
in the mountainous region of Gilead, Jordan. The mizpah
coin expresses a commitment and offers the power of
hope during time of struggle.
The Book of Genesis 31:49 refers to Mizpah: "It
was also called Mizpah, because he said, 'May the Lord
keep watch between you and me when we are away from
The reason the Mizpah coin or friendship coin is given
as a gift is when one of the two people are going away.
Whether it is a child going off to college, a loved
one or friend going on a trip, or two people separated
by death, the Mizpah coin gift contains a message that
the relationship or friendship will remain true until
the other person returns. The words on the Mizpah are
also a prayer, asking for the safe return of the person
who is away:
"The Lord watch between me and thee, while we
are absent one from another."
Types of Mizpah Jewelry
Mizpah jewelry is available in many styles and designs
for both men, women, and children.
* Mizpah Charm - This is a wonderful gift for a little
girl as she goes off to her first day of kindergarten.
It is a reminder to her of how much she is loved and
that she will return safely home to be united with her
family at the end of the school day.
* Mizpah Pendant - This is ideal for a man or a boy.
Whether they are traveling or just going to work or
school for the day, this Mizpah pendant will keep them
close until they return to their loved ones.
* Sterling Silver Mizpah - This is a perfect gift for
newlywed couples or engaged couples. The sterling silver
makes the Mizpah a timeless piece of jewelry that can
be handed down to sons and daughters for generations
* Gold Mizpah Coin - The gold Mizpah is a touching gift
for someone whose loved one has died. The Mizpah can
be buried with the deceased while the survivor wears
the Mizpah as a symbol of their undying love and the
hope of eternal life in Heaven together.